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Calendar of 5K Races in the USA

Looking to participate in a 5K race?

Check out our comprehensive directory listing of 5K races. At JogRunRace, you can also find articles on running a 5K race, tips on planning for and choosing 5K races, 5K race reviews submitted by runners like you, and other valuable resources to help with your running and training for a 5K race.

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5K Races for the Weekend of Dec 9 - 11, 2016

Sat, Dec 10Candy Cane Course 5K & 10K - Bodies Holiday SeriesIndependence, MO
Sat, Dec 10Panattoni Mt. Juliet Holiday Half And 5kMount Juliet, TN
Sat, Dec 10Dash Around the Square 5kBenton, LA
Sat, Dec 10Rosy Cheeks 5K and Kid's Jingle Bell 1/2 Mile JogMount Airy, NC
Sat, Dec 102nd Annual Tinsel Trot 5k Fun RunRock Hill, NY
Sat, Dec 10Santa StampedeLittleton, CO
Sat, Dec 10Army Navy 5KAugusta, GA
Sat, Dec 10Churchill High School 2016 Jingle Bell 5K Run/WalkSan Antonio, TX
Sat, Dec 10Jingle Bell 5KOrlando, FL
Sat, Dec 10The Super Run 5K-Fort WorthFort Worth, TX
Sat, Dec 10Sleighbells on the Square 5k/1k/Tot Trot 2016Marietta, GA
Sat, Dec 10Bulldog Breakaway Christmas 5K 2016Charleston, SC
Sat, Dec 10Ho Ho Hustle 5K/10KFort Walton Beach, FL
Sat, Dec 10Festivus 5k for the Rest of Us! 2016Albuquerque, NM
Sat, Dec 10Conquer Our Run - Holiday Quest 5K, 10KHermosa Beach, CA
Sat, Dec 102016 Holiday Hustle 5K Run/WalkGainesville, GA
Sun, Dec 11Frosty 5k and 1kFairfax, VA
Sun, Dec 11Kankakee Jingle Bell RunKankakee, IL
Sun, Dec 11Jingle All The Way 5k - SeafordSeaford, NY
Sun, Dec 11The Inaugural NOVA Jingle Bell Jog 5KAshburn, VA

Tips for Running 5K Races

Even though there are multiple options for setting up the proper workout regimen for your 5K race, we wanted to give you some tips that can help you get across the finish line of your 5K race:

Set a Date

No matter if it is your first 5K race or your hundredth, when you register for a 5K race it will keep you motivated and on task to reach your goal of running a successful 5K race. By actually setting up a date on your calendar, you pinpoint the time that you have to be ready to step on that starting line of your 5K race.

Prepare a training schedule immediately after booking your 5K race. New runners should begin with light training and build into a longer running routine.

Building a Foundation

Add some variety to your exercise routine. Run one day and strength train the next. This will not only hold your interest in the workouts longer, but it will give your body the time it needs for recovery. Additionally, you are covering more muscle groups throughout the body and keeping the workouts motivating and different.

To build up endurance for your 5K race include some interval training as part of your regimen. Use hill sessions and up-tempo to your runs to do this. Hold a steady running pace where you do not feel like you are just about to die, but that you can keep going.

Head to the track for shorter interval runs while learning to pace yourself. Learn to conserve your energy during the first part of the race and then to let go in the second half so you can make it to the finish line of you 5K race.

Avoid Skipping Recovery

Listening to your body is key to avoiding injury and burnout. Your body can actually grow stronger when you are at rest. The process of training includes workouts that are strategically placed along with rest days, which provides stimulation during the activity and recovery when you are at rest. If you are new to running, it is important not to push yourself to hard. Injuries can pop up when training advances too quickly. If your body is giving you warning signs, listen and take the extra time off so you can fully adjust and recover to meet your specific fitness needs.